What was the best packaging you've come across?

What was the best packaging you’ve come across? Was it a limited edition launch? A particular pattern on a powder? Share!

MAC Alluring Aquatic’s compacts with the water droplets are topping my list right now!

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Natalie Avatar

I really liked Urban Decay’s packaging for their Shattered Face Palettes. It was everything you needed when you were on the go. I liked that it was sturdy/bulky as well, the heft made it feel nice.

Also, anything from Guerlain is usually good. XD

Lauren Avatar

I really loved the packaging of the MAC x Proenza Schouler collection. I also loved the MAC Archie’s Girls packaging! I am really really excited to see the Alluring Aquatic packaging in real life though. All the photos I’ve seen look so stunning! I don’t even really have any items from that collection topping my wishlist but I know I’m going to buy something because of the packaging alone!

Shana Avatar

YSL’s Rogue Volupte lipsticks are THE most beautiful packaging I’ve seen. Just gorgeous and luxe-looking as well as practical. As for special edition packaging, I haven’t been around for most of MAC’s collections, but from what I’ve seen from Alluring Aquatics so far…I can’t WAIT to get my hands on it. Aqua is my favorite color, so the gorgeous metallic casing is pretty enough, but then the water drop effects…can’t wait til I can buy it!

Lizzi Avatar

The Alluring Aquatics sticks out. All the Disney Sephora packaging was just beautiful. Especially the quads. I’m still hoping that they’re renew the contract. 😉

Stacey Avatar

So many. Urban 15 anniversary shadow palette, naked 1 palette, dior 2013 holiday powder compact, wu long meteriorites….and by the way, Christine, Harrods is having a 10 percent off this weekend… Entire online …you can buy those items we don’t get in the u.s,

Mariella Avatar

Two come to mind….from MAC’s Tartan Tales collection, the little “box” containing 3 blushes (I just wish the blushes themselves were better but the packaging was ingenious and I wish they’d use it more often for something like a shadow and blush combo) and from TheBalm, the Balmbini palette which managed to combine SO MANY products in a small, flat package and in such a way as to keep the powder from getting into the cream products AND there’s a nice big mirror too. It’s cardboard, which I’m not wild about but still so well designed that I can overlook that one “flaw”.

Astrild Avatar

Oh, and I LoveLoveLove the Clarins Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact. Both packaging and pattern on this powder are stunning!!!

Maura Avatar

I love Chanel’s Rouge Allure where you press on the golden Chanel logo and the lipstick bullet pops out! I also really want to try a Guerlain lipstick because their packaging is legen..[wait for it] DARY.

Gaby Avatar

My favorite packaging is my lipstick by ArtDeco from the “Dita von Teese Classics” LE. The color is “Maitresse 628” There were more lipsticks available,but the 628 is the only lipstick I own from this LE. The packaging is beautiful. It is black with pinstripes and a stylized white picture of Dita and a white “Dita von Teese” lettering on it.

Andie Avatar

I was thinking the 15th Anniversary Palette too, but I just wish it would close securely for travel! It’s beautiful, but I have trouble with the practicality of it.

Rosa Avatar

I think the best packaging is the Disney Mac Venomous Villans Collection or the Disney Makeup Lipgloss collection. I;m a disney freak so those will always be my favorites 🙂

jdm Avatar

I feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t like the Alluring Aqua packaging! I dig the teal chrome, but the permanent water bubbles just makes everything look so cheap and sweaty to me.

I actually dug the oil spill Proenza Schouler x MAC packaging a lot though, even if it felt a little Lisa Frank…

Leticia Avatar

I loved MAC’s Liberty of London and Hello Kitty packaging and the pattern of Marine Life – so pretty! I also love Guerlain’s Wulong – the combination of colors is lovely to look at and the compact is so luxurious and beautiful!

Karen Avatar

Oh so much beautiful packaging! UD BOS IV, Murakami x Shu, Mika for Shu, MAC Archie, Venomous Villains, Summer 2013, Proenza Schouler & Alluring Aquatics. For the whole line Guerlain,Tarina Tarantino, Kat Von D & Anna Sui.

issy Avatar

I like a lot the Guerlain Terracotta Khol “thingy”. It is a jewel in itself……. Also everything The Balm does, and the Physician Formula blushes….those with little hearts, For skincare Sarah Chapman Skinesis line is just perfection.. Ah and love the little Christmas tree baubles that This Works or Aromatherapy Associates and others launch every year for the festive season, specially miniatures. And lets not get started with nail polishes. I sometimes buy the polish because of the packaging, like the Mavala ones with Angel Wings for Christmas.

Tangie Wimberly Avatar

I’m so in love with Ysl and Burberry lip product packaging.. I’ve just been really into sleek and luxury looking packaging not so much of the playful packaging..!!!

Rachel B Avatar

The Paul and Joe packaging is the cutest I’ve ever seen. Aside from that I like lightweight containers like theBalm and Pop Beauty. Cardboard with a magnetic closure.

issy Avatar

Yes! Beautiful. Even the Nail polish remover Flask is pure art! I refrained myself and didn’ buy it because is abut 6-7 times the price of a plain one…but every time I see it in Selfridges I actually have to look at it.

zainab Avatar

My favourite so far has been the UD Vice Palette for looks, and the Naked Basics for compactness and convenience and I also love the Inglot packaging.

Marie Johnson Avatar

The Asian brand laduree they have these beautiful blushes. It’s come in a container the blush are rose petals. The most beautiful of any makeup packing I’ve ever seen

Bonnie Avatar

For me it would be the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette packaging, since I love chocolate so much and the product itself as well 😛

JJ Avatar

My favorite is Paul & Joe Carousel collection. I got the galaxy looking swirl CS powder, eyeshadow and lipstick with carousel print. The container is also very cute with elephants and cat prints. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can’t believe I spent so much on make up that I won’t use but I don’t regret it. I regret not purchasing the Shu Uemura x Tsumori Chisato collection because it is so cute. Laduree Japan has some very exquisite and expensive make up as well that I wish I could afford. Jill Stuart has cute & princessy packaging too.

AbigailOD Avatar

To this day, it is still Mac + Marcel Wanders’ 1st collaboration back in 2010/2011! Do you remember that Christine? 🙂 Close second is Guerlain’s limited edition Meteorites compacts.

Samantha Avatar

TokyoMilk’s Bon Bon Lip Balm. The packaging is so beautiful I refuse to throw it out. Inside the little boxes are little paper pamphlets called “The Art of Kissing” and they have kissing tips and best movie kisses.. Plus the lip balm is awesome and affordable. I want to get every flavor! You should check it out. Sooo adorable.

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